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SpringHeeledJack
29th Jan 2014, 08:49
BBC News - China's internet vigilantes and the 'human flesh search engine' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25913472)

The combined efforts of many can move mountains, that is a given, but what happens when through vindictive errors someone's life gets turned upside down ?



SHJ

500N
29th Jan 2014, 09:23
A modern version of a lynch mob !!!

airship
29th Jan 2014, 12:54
The motivation behind need not be especially vindictive.

As we're talking specifically about China, the following may be apt:

"The possible benefits to all easily outweigh any inconvenience to any one individual." Mao Tse Tung might have written something similar in the past.

lomapaseo
29th Jan 2014, 14:10
As we're talking specifically about China, the following may be apt:

"The possible benefits to all easily outweigh any inconvenience to any one individual." Mao Tse Tung might have written something similar in the past.

isn't that how canibalism got started ?

500N
29th Jan 2014, 14:16
You could apply it to that (Andes plane crash survival), except the victim isn't around to complain.

Bushfiva
29th Jan 2014, 14:16
I quite like the Korean approach.

airship
29th Jan 2014, 14:43
lomapaseo and 500N appear to have some difficulties with relating events to those who're left alive, and those who are deceased (and even being incontinent to some extent).

As Bushfiva makes clear, the (North) Korean approach to such matters is much more clear-cut, and final... :ok:

Bushfiva
29th Jan 2014, 14:47
Actually, I was referring to the South Korean approach.